CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 · CMTR Open 2017; 01(01): e32-e34
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1607031
Technical Note
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Blepharoplasty in Graves' Ophthalmopathy

Gabriele Bocchialini1, Andrea Castellani1, Umberto Zanetti1
  • 1Department of Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Azienda Socio Sanitaria Territoriale degli Spedali Civili di Brescia, Brescia, Lombardia, Italy
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Publication History

16 May 2017

19 August 2017

Publication Date:
12 October 2017 (online)


Graves' ophthalmopathy (GO) is the main extrathyroidal manifestation of Graves' disease. Many patients require rehabilitative surgery, such as orbital decompression and lipectomy, to restore function and appearance. Graves' lower eyelid retraction is a common, controversial sign and is resolved in most cases by eyelid surgery, which is very effective and incredibly simple compared with other kinds of surgeries in terms of comorbidity, surgical time, complications, and esthetic results. Here, we describe blepharoplasty in a patient with Graves' ophthalmopathy.